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Urgent meeting of the Senate.

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Senator the Honourable Paul Calvert President of the Australian Senate Liberal Senator for Tasmania


Thursday, 01 December 2005 The President of the Senate, Senator Paul Calvert, has called a special meeting of the Senate tomorrow, Thursday 3rd November 2005, at 12.30 p.m. This is in response to a request from a majority of Senators. Senate Standing Orders provide that the President shall call a special meeting of the Senate (i.e. outside normal sitting periods) if he receives a request from a majority. The standing order further provides that a request from a Party Leader shall be deemed to be a request from all Senators of that party. The President has received a request from the Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator Hill, and the Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, Senator Boswell, requesting that the Senate meet at 12.30 p.m. on 3 November 2005, to consider urgent legislation of national importance, relating to counter-terrorism. The President has passed the correspondence to the Clerk of the Senate, who will notify all Senators of the special meeting. 2 November 2005

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